Recipe: Bacon and Bleu Pinwheels {Pillsbury}

by Cate on November 5, 2013

Bacon, Bleu cheese, and Boursin come together to make a delicious little party in your mouth … and the perfect appetizer for the holidays.

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Now that Nick has fallen in love with these Cinnamon Crescent Rolls, every time he sees a roll of crescent roll dough in the refrigerator, he thinks it’s going to be his lucky day. So imagine his disappointment when I told him I wasn’t making them last night. Not to worry, he quickly rebounded when I mentioned bacon.

Both the kids are serious bacon addicts. To the point that I usually have to make twice as much as I need for a recipe because they will grab the crispy pieces as soon as they are cool enough to touch.

And, frankly, I don’t blame them.

When Pillsbury asked me to take a favorite recipe of theirs and put a twist on it for the holidays, I couldn’t agree fast enough.

First, because I love working with Pillsbury.

And second, because, well, bacon.

Who turns down a bacon project?

Not this girl.

I am a big fan of pinwheels. It’s a super simple appetizer to make, and the perfect holiday food. You know how when you’re celebrating holidays, everyone congregates in the kitchen? And you want to chat and keep them happy, but you still have exactly 13 dishes left to make and cook?

This is when these pinwheels are going to come in handy. Make ’em first, platter them up, and serve to your kitchen guests. Their mouths are busy munching, while you can finish your mile-long to-do list without too much distraction.

I took the Pillsbury recipe and made a few changes.

I used garlic dough, instead of regular.

Because everything is better with more garlic.

And instead of ranch, I used Boursin.

The garlic kind.

Yep. Double garlic in these babies.

Crispy bacon pieces.

And crumbled bleu cheese.

Lots of it.

Smatter it all about. Roll up the dough. Cut the spirals. Bake. Devour.

And suddenly holidays just got a little less complicated.

Tomorrow? Sahara Sam’s.

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Bacon and Bleu Pinwheels
Recipe courtesy of Cate O’Malley

Ingredients
1 package Pillsbury garlic flavored Crescent roll dough
8 tablespoons garlic Boursin
8 tablespoons crumbled bleu cheese
4 slices crispy cooked bacon, crumbled

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll the dough and press together to form a large rectangle, sealing the perforations.

Spread the Boursin over the dough and then sprinkle evenly with bacon and bleu cheese. Starting with the short side, roll the dough up, jelly-roll style. With serrated knife, cut the roll into slices about a quarter-inch thick. Place cut side down on greased cookie sheet.

Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Tips
Swap out the bleu and add in your favorite cheese (Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese would be delicious as well).
Add chopped green onions for extra color.

*I was compensated to create this recipe, as part of my work with Pillsbury.

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Joanne November 5, 2013 at 7:28 am

I love that you put a savory spin on the pinwheels!! So much tastiness in each and every bite.
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Meg November 5, 2013 at 11:00 am

I’m ashamed to say I’ll have to google Boursin, but these sound absolutely delicious! I love, love anything with garlic. And you really can’t go wrong with bacon.
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patsy November 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I’m thinking that these will be perfect for nibbling during football games! Yum!
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